Learn the 10 Responsibilities of A Non-Profit Board Member, October 1

September 24, 2015 at 9:27 am

Ever considered joining a board? You’ll need some great training to get you ready for your new responsibilities.

The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement encourages faculty, staff and students to attend a session on Boardmanship Training from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, October 1.

You’ll learn about by-laws and budgets and governance. It will be a real “Crash Course in the 10 Basic Responsibilities of a Non-profit Board of Directors.”

The training will be held in the JM Smith Boardroom in the Health Education Complex.

Reserve your seat by contacting the OSLCE by 3 p.m. Monday, September 28 at 864-503-5433, oslce@uscupstate.edu

This training is for anyone interested in learning more about serving on a community board, regardless of their board experience.

We can’t assume that all board members come to the table with a full understanding of their obligations.  High-functioning agencies provide orientation for new board members, but orientation is often based on the assumption that people have board experience.  Proper training and clarity about responsibilities is key in cultivating an effective board of directors.

The curriculum is based on the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards published by BoardSource and other national and regional resources.  While attendees will not leave this brief class an expert on boardsmanship, they will be exposed to basic concepts and practices.